End of Life Care Profiles for Local Authorities

Date: 
9 August 2012
The National End of Life Care Intelligence Network has launched new End of Life Care Profiles for Local Authorities. For the first time these include social care indicators.

 

Helen Bolton, Communications Manager for the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network team says:

"Presenting social care indicators for end of life care is challenging, as there are currently no markers in the data to identify people at the end of life. We have therefore presented data for populations aged 65+. Inevitably, this means there are limitations in what we can conclude from the data. However, we have chosen to include these indicators to:

  • provide context for those working in end of life care, particularly in terms of giving an overview of the social care landscape
  • highlight the limitations of social care data for end of life care and support efforts to improve it.

There is a comprehensive indicators metadata guide to help users understand the strengths and limitations of each of the indicators and to guide interpretation. It also has a note describing some of the specific limitations of the social care indicators."

You can view and download profiles by Local Authority at the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network here.

 

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